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VALUE PROPOSITION ► I deliver solid financial results in technology leadership, with extensive experience leading global strategy and innovation for a Fortune 50 enterprise corporation. ► My success is driven by my ability to meet and surpass expectations by rallying the talents of teams of interdisciplinary professionals and managers across multiple divisions and business units globally. ► I have a unique ability to realize and operationalize transformative ideas and emerging technologies. While I thrive in a startup type environments, my novel approaches have improved efficiency, productivity, and return on investment in established organizations. 
 SUMMARY ► Engaging Technology Executive possessing a winning blend of business expertise, skill in Fortune 50 environments, and practical experience in challenging markets. ► Leverages a unique mix of strategic and analytical expertise, consistently exceeding performance and revenue goals by aligning the effort of strong teams with organizational objectives. LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS ★ Currently leading Offering Management, Architecture, and Development of IBM’s new Insurance Platform. This Platform is an end-to-end Insurance solution that is built on the Cloud and offered as-a-service (SaaS). ★ In the capacity of Global Head for Client Success, I managed the full technical life cycle of Watson IoT business unit starting with solution definition through implementation. ★ As Director of Corporate Technology, I managed IBM's Technology Team, which is a body of very senior executives, including IBM's CEO, that sets IBM's global technical strategy across all its brands and business units. ☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲ Specialties: Industry platforms, Emerging Technologies, Leadership, Technology Strategy, Organization Establishment and Leadership, Fortune 50 Experience, Service Delivery, Enterprise End-to-End Architecture.

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IBM
Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Insurance Industry Platforms
6/2018 - Present
As the CTO, Al leads Offering Management, Architecture, and Development of IBM’s new Insurance Platform. This Platform is an end-to-end Insurance solution that is built on the Cloud and offered as-a-service (SaaS). It is comprised of a digital portal, core capability, and a marketplace to support an eco-system of partners that offer various niche capabilities to enrich it. The Platform is built on good architectural principles of being micro-services based, with automation, DevOps and API-based integration amongst its components, IBM capabilities, such as Blockchain, AI, and analytics. ☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲☲ ABOUT IBM Insurance Industry Platform This Platform is an end-to-end Insurance solution that is built on IBM Cloud and offered as-a-service, which transforms fixed-cost IT, application provisioning, and business operations into a more variable-cost, scalable solution. It provides product and data structures that are flexible enough to handle a wide range of insurer business strategies and solutions. Insurers can now move away from systems that involve large software license fees and inefficient IT development and application maintenance, to a more agile, cost-effective solution. By adapting a Platform approach, advantages in cost, flexibility, and security will become table stakes for insurers. Insurers can now freely experiment with microproduct introduction, since the Platform has sufficient product depth and flexibility to handle many product types and structures. Provision on IBM Cloud means the Platform can tap into the industry-leading cognitive experience and tools IBM has invested in and developed over the last decade. This allows insurers to compose differentiated experiences to give end-insureds and distributors unmatched customer experience, support, and risk advice.